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Deny Thy Father (Star Trek: The Lost Era)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  112 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

The Years Are 2355-2357

Two men. Both defined by the personal tragedy that drove them apart. Both driven by their desire to serve, and their devotion to duty. Both haunted by the past, and uncertain of the future....And both unable to reach across the chasm that separates father and son.

In the wake of the Tholian attack that nearly cost him his life, civilian strategic

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ebook, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published November 12th 2003)
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Nathan Burgoine
A decent enough bit of Star Trek 'history,' this is one of the 'Lost Era' books, which take us to periods between the original series and prior to the Next Generation.

This book explores Kyle Riker (Will Riker's father), and the reasons he took off and left this son, what really happened at Starbase 311, and other bits of trek detritus, that, while making for a bit of a mind-candy style read, didn't quite have any... well... importance to them. I closed the book, annoyed at the forced cameos, and
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Noah
Mar 30, 2011 Noah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yep, so I like Star Trek. For some reason I'm embarrassed of this fact...perhaps rightly so, because when I do tell people they laugh. Well, I didn't read anything Star Trek at all in all of 2007, basically just so that I wouldn't have to post it on my xanga site.

Anyway, this one is from a fun little series that tells the stories of some of our favorite heroes in between the years of the original season and the next generation. Deny thy father is a bit weird though, because it tells parallel sto
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Daniel Kukwa
Nov 15, 2014 Daniel Kukwa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoy Jeff Mariotte's writing style very much, and the "William" Riker half of this novel makes for a pleasant, if unexciting story. Certainly nothing blood-pumping happens until Riker's assignment to USS Pegasus.

However, there are two things impeding my ability to enjoy this novel. The first is that, no matter how smooth the writing, there's nothing interesting or fascinating about the "Kyle" Riker half of the novel. I just can't get worked up about him, no matter how much I might try. The se
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Justin
Apr 13, 2015 Justin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The first two thirds of the book were excellent. Young Will Riker grows and learns key lessons during the Academy and on his first assignment. Kyle Riker is on the run and has to figure out who tried to kill him. There is a long interlude where Kyle is on a planet hiding. Then he returns and "magically" figures things out all with a young Ensign Kathryn Janeway. Here's the problem with the last scene; an ensign with minimal security clearance presumably using Admiral Owen Paris' higher security ...more
Sarah Musser mcalister
I really liked this book, because I really like Star Trek. I thought it was well written, and I liked the story. I would say that it's really two separate stories, though. There's one about Will Riker, and one about his dad. I liked both of them.
Stephen
Jul 02, 2012 Stephen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a good book. The main characters are Will Riker and his father, Kyle. Neither of which were very interesting in this book. There's some conspiracy with the Tholians that I didn't get, and Will is at the academy. Clearly, this was a Lost Era for a reason.
Iain Parkes
Dec 12, 2015 Iain Parkes marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Award-winning author Jeffrey J. Mariotte has published more than 30 novels, including horror epic The Slab, award nominated teen horror quartet Witch Season, and the recent supernatural thrillers River Runs Red and Missing White Girl, in addition to tie-in novels and many, many comic books. He is also co-owner of specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego. He lives in southeastern Arizona. ...more
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